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Re: Update of libxrender causes relocation error on startup of KDE

On Wednesday 08 October 2003 19:17, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 11:06:23AM +0200, Michael Schuerig wrote:
> > On startup I get an error message, "Could not start kdeinit...",
> > and the first few lines of ~/.xsession-errors look like this
> >
> > startkde: Starting up...
> > kdeinit: relocation error: /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1: undefined
> > symbol: XRenderFindStandardFormat
> > startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
> > Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
> > _KDE_IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
> > ...
> >
> > KDE does start up nevertheless. This happens, apparently, after
> > yesterday's update to libxrender1. I'm using the prelink package to
> > prelink all executables and shared libs. To make sure the error
> > isn't caused by some inconsistent state I freshly prelinked
> > everything, but the error persisted afterwards. Going back to
> > libxrender1 0.8.2-1 helped, though. Otherwise I'm running the
> > latest sid.
> These type of errors wrt relocation errors seem to be fairly common
> with KDE. However, I have never seen them on my own box. Perhaps you
> need to disable prelink completely for the error to go away? Even
> with the new libxrender1 I can still run KDE fine and get no error
> messages related to relocations in .xsession-errors

Prelinking isn't the cause of the problem, apparently. I've undone it, 
still I get an error with libxrender 0.8.3-1 but not with 0.8.2-1.


Michael Schuerig              I was blessed with a birth and a death and
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